So to start off I'll say that I loved the cover of this book and I also loved the author's other series, Vampire Kisses, but this book was iffy for m...more So to start off I'll say that I loved the cover of this book and I also loved the author's other series, Vampire Kisses, but this book was iffy for me. So to start listing what I didn't like about the book, Nash was #1. Why is she still with him?! Their first date was her watching him play football! That is not a date at all! Also, at one of his parties, she found him with another girl, and he expected her to forgive him! And just because she doesn't forgive him for a while, while she's falling in love with another guy (which he doesn't know), he finally decides to act like a normal boyfriend. "It was odd; Nash and I seemed to sense each other's feelings when those around us weren't as in tune." "Instead of greeting me with a passionate kiss-which I would have been uncomfortable with anyway- he seemed almost put off with my presence" Seriously? Now I'll move on to Brandon. He's nice, and sweet, and she totally doesn't deserve him. And he so happens to sit in her seat on his first day of school. There is a huge split in the town between the "eastside" and the "westside", which gets very annoying. I couldn't stand how many times they mentioned it:
"But since fate led him to be on the Westside,he was greatly ignored." -pg.40 "I'd never be able to admit my doughy, in-love-with-a-Westsider feeling to Ivy or Abby." -Pg.84 "'You have to apologize to a Westsider in front of the whole school.'" -pg.97 "If Nash could get along with Brandon, maybe at last the Westside and the Eastside could be Oneside." -pg.99 "Every town has their Northside and their Southside...east or west." -pg.167 No they don't! At every place I've ever lived in, which is about 5, there has never been a Northside or an Eastside or a Westside or whatever! "'I'm just a Westsider to them.'" -pg.167 Come on! "I would lose my friends if I chose the Westside over the East." -pg.172 Then they obviously aren't real friends! Obviously! "'But I know there's complications with that. I mean, there's Nash, for one, and me being on the wrong side of town... and of course we'd have to be back before sunset.'" -pg.214 There are also many more!
Now I'll talk about the main character, Celeste. She says she was different than the others but she was too embarrassed to be seen with her "one true love"? And she had hugged Nash right in front of Brandon, just because she thought he gave her a rose when the had already broken up. She gave him the wrong idea AND hurt Brandon's feelings. Also, when she was shivering, he offered her his coat. Obviously she wasn't that cold because she let her friend pull her away rather than suffer the embarrassment of wearing a "Westsider's" coat, which she was just so enthusiastic to wear just a paragraph ago. "I was dying to grab his hand when I saw him by his locker,..., but I didn't possess the courage." -pg.125 Seriously?! "I imagined Brandon approaching me at the game with my mom's brownie pan and my scarf. The ref would whistle and the game would stop. The players and fans would leer in horror. Ivy and Abby would fold their arms in disgust." -pg.127 Getting a little dramatic there? You so don't deserve him! "But like all good dreams, it had to come to an end, because the next thought in my head was that our romance would have to stay a secret." -pg.170 It doesn't have to, you just don't want people to know that you "love" him. There was also a whole two weeks with plenty of time they could have spent together, but no, she couldn't drive all the way to the "Westside" to find him if she wanted to see him so badly.
Overall, this book annoyed me a lot, but under that it was actually a really good story, except apparently Celeste has a "thing" for hairy guys. (less)